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Evolving for the Next Billion by GGV Capital

Technology • Business

From GGV Capital, Evolving for the Next Billion interviews local champions and global giants who are reshaping the lives of the next billion internet users. Hosted by GGV Capital Managing Partner Hans Tung. Produced by GGV colleague Rita Yang. Podcasts are released bi-weekly.

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Jun 24 • 01:00:36

Today on the show we have Garry Tan, the managing partner of Initialized Capital, a venture firm based in San Francisco he started with the Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Garry is a designer/engineer turned early-stage investor. He was a partner at Y Combinator for nearly five years where he advised and funded over 600 companies and more than a thousand founders. He was...

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Feb 26 • 39:00

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May 28 • 49:10

For this episode, we have Tony Zhao, founder, and CEO of Agora.io. Agora is the only real-time engagement platform designed to cross borders and reach users on low-bandwidth networks and lower-powered devices. It currently serves over 25 billion minutes of voice and video on its network, supporting a wide range of industries including social, gaming, education, IoT, financ...

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Hans Tung of GGV: The Unbelievable 2020

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This episode is co-hosted by GGV colleagueDimitra Taslim. Dimi looks at investments in India and Southeast Asia for GGV Capital. In today's episode for Southeast Asia, we have GGV's managing partners Jenny Lee and Jixun Foo. They shared one thing that excites them as investors about the region, what we learned from being an early investor of Grab, the role of China's tech...

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Cecilia Sun of Miss Fresh: The Economics of Online Grocery in China

May 20 • 01:05:48

This episode is the recording of a private webinar we recently organized for GGV portfolio companies working to improve the supply chain of food in different markets. Online grocery is one of the most throat-cutting sectors in China. A study shows that with over 4,000 online grocery companies, only 1% is profitable, 4% can break even, and the overwhelming majority is burn...

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GGV Live Special: How Alibaba Survived SARS and Thrived afterwards - featuring its then-President and COO Savio Kwan

Apr 15 • 01:16:48

When the SARS pandemic struck in 2003, Savio was working as president and COO of an internet startup named Alibaba. Not only did the startup survive SARS, it launched a new business called Taobao and emerged as one of the most valuable companies in the world. On a special live podcast session, former President and COO of Alibaba (from 2001-2003) Savio Kwan joined GGV Capit...

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